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The optimist's daughter

Author: Eudora Welty
Publisher: New York : Random House, 1972.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This story of a young woman's confrontation with death and her past is a poetic study of human relations. "The Optimist's Daughter" is the story of Laurel McKelva Hand, a young woman who has left the South and returns, years later, to New Orleans, where her father is dying. After his death, she and her silly young stepmother go back still farther, to the small Mississippi town where she grew up. Alone in the old  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Domestic fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Welty, Eudora, 1909-2001.
Optimist's daughter.
New York : Random House, 1972
(OCoLC)569878598
Online version:
Welty, Eudora, 1909-2001.
Optimist's daughter.
New York : Random House, 1972
(OCoLC)630896904
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eudora Welty
ISBN: 0394480171 9780394480176
OCLC Number: 329526
Awards: Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1973.
Description: 180 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Eudora Welty.
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This story of a young woman's confrontation with death and her past is a poetic study of human relations. "The Optimist's Daughter" is the story of Laurel McKelva Hand, a young woman who has left the South and returns, years later, to New Orleans, where her father is dying. After his death, she and her silly young stepmother go back still farther, to the small Mississippi town where she grew up. Alone in the old house, Laurel finally comes to an understanding of the past, herself, and her parents.

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